10/7/2020, 12:34 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK govt could close pubs, restaurants in northern England - report

The United Kingdom government is considering severe measures, including temporary shut-downs of hospitality venues, in order to curb the spread of coronavirus in the northern part of the country, the ITV reported on Wednesday citing sources familiar with the matter.

The restrictions could be announced on Monday, the report read and added that the UK Treasury is looking at different ways to support the businesses affected by the containment measures.

Earlier in the day, Brussels has made a similar decision and banned alcohol consumption in bars for a full month starting Thursday.

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